Sycamore splendour

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Buyers who’ve been looking for something modern may be disappointed by the trend towards postage stamp gardens when what they really want is space.

It’s partly space that makes a home new on to the market with Fine and Country Southern Hampshire so appealing.

The four-bedroom home is in Sycamore Drive, Hayling Island, a private development of just four houses set back along a private driveway from Manor Road close to the southern end of the island at West Town.

‘This is a lovely little enclave, with the property in question having a cottage-style design with first-floor dormers and backing on to open fields,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.

‘The garden is delightful, with sun from the south and the terrace across the rear of the house protected by the garage.

There is ample lawn and lounging space with mature trees giving a well-established feel to the plot.

‘No matter what your leisure interests – sailing, swimming, walking, or golf – there is everything you want close by.

The house is a short distance from the shores of Langstone Harbour or the English Channel and for quick trips across to Southsea and Portsmouth there’s the ferry at the entrance to Langstone Harbour.

Colin adds: ‘Havant station to the north gives ready access to London and along the south coast as well as the roads system north, east, or west.

‘Of course, the house itself has plenty of appeal, too. There’s a generous sitting room with bay windows at the front and rear, the latter with double doors on to the terrace. An arch opens to the dining room and beyond that is the L-shaped kitchen / breakfast room which makes a great focal point for daily living.

‘For quieter times, or to avoid the need to commute, there’s also a study/den at the front of the house.

‘Opening off the galleried landing are the four bedrooms and the family bathroom – the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room, a wall of wardrobes and, like two of the other bedrooms, looks east across open fields at the rear to get the best of the morning light. It truly is outstanding for a modern home.’

Guide price is £550,000 (EPC Band C). For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on (023) 9327 7277 or email